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An officer at an Easter service. (Photo credit: Dreamstime)

A new directive from Chaplain Brigadier General Guy Bélisle contains new instructions for military chaplains at public events. 

The directive has been controversial, with critics saying that it will prevent prayer at Remembrance Day Services.

Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre tweeted last month that “Our veterans don’t have a prayer under Trudeau.” 

“Now his government is banning Muslim, Jewish and Christian military chaplains from praying at Remembrance Day ceremonies,” Poilievre continued. “I will reverse this insanity when I am Prime Minister.”

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John Longhurst is a freelance religion reporter and columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press. He has been involved in journalism and communications for over 40 years, including as president of Canadian Church...